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The 1720 Antix
A great end of season series of results has put the icing on a fine season for UK Sails Ireland, the first season under the new ownership of Barry and Claire Hayes and Graham Curran. In the 1720 Nationals, just…
The ‘island’ holds the ruins of a farmhouse and abandoned machinery on elevated land that was flooded in 1940
#Poulaphuca - The remains of an old homestead submerged by the Poulaphuca Reservoir have resurfaced, as RTÉ News reports. Images captured by the Garda Air Support Unit in Wicklow clearly show the ruins of a house and a piece of…
Revenue are also involved in the international drug smuggling surveillance operation
#Crime - Three men are in custody and their yacht impounded in Cork on suspicion of drug trafficking. As RTÉ News reports, the Naval Service detained the vessel, which had sailed from South America, off the Kerry coast yesterday (Wednesday…
Henri Lloyd are to launch a whole new Performance range of marine clothing
This summer marine clothing firm Henri Lloyd was acquired by the Swedish company, Aligro Group. Since the beginning of July, a new Brand Headquarters has been established in Gothenburg, Sweden. After a period of silence in the market during which the…
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Peter Dunlop and Vicki Cox's J109 "Mojito"
The overall ISORA series was won for the second successive year by Peter Dunlop and Vicki Cox's J109 "Mojito" and she also took the spoils in IRC 1. Second overall was Chris Power-Smith's J122 "Aurelia" who also won IRC 0.…
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Dragon Champions - "Phantom", helmed by Neil Hegarty and crewed by David Williams and Peter Bowring
North Sails clients finished 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th overall in the recent Irish Dragon Championships held at Glandore Harbour Sailing Club. As Afloat.ie previously reported, it was a tough four day series with "Phantom", helmed by Neil Hegarty and…
Jetskiiers like those pictured here in 2015 are seen regularly in the Muckross Bay area of Lower Lough Erne
#Missing - A body was recovered yesterday evening (Monday 10 September) in the search for a missing man on Lower Lough Erne, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. A major search operation was launched in Sunday afternoon after an incident involving…
Learn To Be A Competent Crew Or Day Skipper In West Cork This October Bank Holiday
#HowToSail - Looking to escape to the sea and learn the ropes of how to crew or be a day skipper offshore? This October Bank Holiday weekend, the West Cork Sailing and Powerboating Centre will host five days of clinics…
The Sligo-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 118 is involved in the search for the missing jetskiier on Lower Lough Erne
#Missing - The PSNI and emergency services launched a major search operation yesterday afternoon (Sunday 9 September) when a man was reported missing after an incident with a personal watercraft on Lower Lough Erne. According to RTÉ News, one man…
Conor Doyle's Freya took just two hours to complete the Kinsale to Monkstown race
Kinsale Yacht Club's 'Mary P' Race and Cruise organised by Neil Prendeville from Kinsale to Monkstown on Saturday morning took just two hours for Conor Doyle's new Freya XP50 to complete.  The six KYC boats in the 'All In' Echo, IRC…
Jeff Fahy leads the 15-17 age group this term
#INSS - Over on the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School website, Jeff Fahy gives the lowdown for what the 15-17 age group can expect as the INSS Junior Club resumes this weekend. Dinghy and keelboat sailing will be the…
The Lagoon 630 MY
One of the largest Lagoon Catamaran Motor Yachts ever to go on display at Southampton boat show will be promoted by Ross O'Leary of MGM Boats in Dublin. Building from the success of the sailing Lagoon 620, the Lagoon 630…
Raymond McElroy with the remains of the Irish elk he fished out of Lough Neagh on Wednesday
#LoughNeagh - Ten thousand years after the Irish elk became extinct, the remains of one of its number have been fished out of Lough Neagh this week. As BelfastLive reports, the remarkable find — comprising the whole skull and antlers…
The new Prestige 590 at sea
Leading Irish broker Gerry Salmon of MGM Boats, will debut the new Prestige 590 motor cruiser at the Cannes Boat Show in France next week. In a busy month for the Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin marine firm, the Irish yacht brokers will…
28 Lakers members participated during the season and the final outing of the season saw trainees being joined on the water by their parents, demonstrating that sailing really is a sport for all
This week saw the conclusion of Bray Sailing Club’s 2018 “Lakers at Sea” programme which further developed the relationship between the club and Lakers members. (Lakers is a local sports and recreation club for children and adults with an intellectual…
Stains and weathering? Freshen up your sails with UK Sailmakers Ireland’s laundry service
Get a head start on winter servicing for your sails with UK Sailmakers Ireland in Cork Harbour. The current dry spell is no better time to check over your sails before removing them for the winter months — and have…

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